Home-schooled troupe performs in Shelley

Photo by Greg Eichelberger
Staff Writer

SHELLEY — Local playwright Heather Fahnestock of Idaho Falls, directs a group of home schooled youth from Blackfoot to Rexburg in upcoming play “The Light Princess.”
In 2011, Heather Fahnestock began adapting and writing plays for her advanced acting (ACTivate a group of home school students, ages 14-18), students to perform.
“The Light Princess,” based on a short story by George MacDonald (whom C. S. Lewis considered his literary “master”), is about a princess who has no gravity.
Her jealous aunt, the witch, has removed it. In addition to floating about if not held down, the princess is unable to be serious or care about anything. Suitable for all ages, this delightful comedy is performed Vaudeville style, complete with live music and sound effects.
What can break the witch’s spell? How will the princess ever stop laughing? Find out when you see The Light Princess at the Virginia Theater April 7-15.
ACTivate youth will perform “The Light Princess”
Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. Opening Night
Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11 (special group performance) at 7:30 p.m. (all seats $5)
Friday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 15 at 2 p.m. matinee
Saturday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. Closing night.